hei-tiki

noun
hei-ti·​ki | \ˈhāˈtēkē\
plural hei-tiki or hei-tikis

Definition of hei-tiki 

: a greenstone charm in the shape of a human figure worn as a neck pendant by the Maoris

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History and Etymology for hei-tiki

Maori, from hei to hang + Tiki, the first man in Maori legend

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